|Woodland walks got me hooked on nature from when I was little.|
Like Mya I wrote to Nicky Morgan back on day 200 and shared the response I got on day 250. Together with Elliot's post it reminded me that I hadn't got round to thinking about nature and education for a while but this is another thing I am quite passionate about. We need nature in education for lots of reasons and I thought I'd cover why I think it is so important.
So, more to what Mya was saying, and something I feel really strongly about. Education in Schools.
|An awesome boat trip at Blakney.|
At my secondary school we're doing a little bit on nature but it's in science and so far it's only looking at cells of onions under a micro-scope and that sort of thing. My deputy-head teacher seems to be very interested in science and nature though so it's better and it's still only early days (my second term there). The trouble is it's not just biology and nature itself that people need to know about, it's more conservation and how to look after the environment and help to stop all of the declining birds and everything else like that, that's important. Schools are the best way to get this through to people seeing as most people in the world go to schools but not much of the population has internet access, even less so which they use to look at things like this issue.
|All species great and small are important.|
|Who couldn't love a Bloody-nosed beetle!|
Why does this upset me? If not many people in my school know much about nature, and fewer care enough to help it out, what will happen to the world? There is a lot of concern for the world, the environment and many of our native species let alone the lions, rhinos and elephants. We need education on these issues if nature is to have a chance in the future.
|Day 253 - Lifecycle of Dragonflies|
I will be asking some of my friends this week if they want to come to a reserve as I do my Yorkshire reserve challenge. Hopefully a bit of my passion will rub off on them and they'll get the nature bug too!
I hope you enjoyed this rant,